Vehicle-lifters’ gang busted, 5 arrested

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2017 12:02:44


Staff Reporter,

IN A major breakthrough, a combined team of Crime Branch and Omti police busted a vehicle-lifters’ gang and arrested five vehicle-lifters, including three minor boys. The team also seized 21 stolen motorcycles from the accused. Two of the five accused have been identified as Ajit Patel (23), a resident of behind MLB School and Rajendra Sahu (34), a resident of Garha Phatak area, while three other vehicle-lifters are juveniles.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Sandeep Mishra disclosed this while addressing a press conference late on Saturday night. Additional SP Sandeep Mishra informed that under direction of Superintendent of Police Shashikant Shukla, police started a rigorous campaign against anti-social elements in the city. Continuing the campaign, police team started a vehicle checking campaign and stopped three minor boys riding a motorcycle at Naudara Bridge. The boys failed to show documents of motorcycle and tried to misguide police. Police brought suspected boys to police station where they confessed to have stolen the motorcycle. In further questioning, the accused revealed names of Ajit Patel and Rajendra Sahu.

On their identification, a combined team of Crime Branch and Omti police started a rigorous search and succeeded in apprehending the two accused and recovered 18 stolen motorcycles and 2 Activa scooters from them. Vehicle-lifters were arrested with active efforts of police team comprising SHO, Omti, Arvind Choubey comprised of Crime Branch, ASI, Amrish Pandey, Head Constable, K K Pandey, Rajendra Bilauha, Constables, Shailendra Patwa, Gyanendra, Shashi, Ashwini, Jitendra Dubey, Khuman Patel, Arvind Choudhary, Mahesh Kahar, Satyasen, Omti’s SI, Bal Govind Choudhary, Head Constables, Umashankar Pandey, Krishna Kumar, Murari Dubey, Teerath Gautam, Sunil Singh and Anoop Singh.